Motorola Moto M will soon get Android 7.0 Nougat
Following an abundance of leaks, Lenovo launched the Moto M early last month in China and the UAE, among other locations. The handset is bundled with Android 6 Marshmallow out of the box -- a firmware version that was superseded some time ago by Android 7.x Nougat. While it's not uncommon for mid-rangers to run older flavors of Android, owners will be nonetheless pleased to learn that Nougat is reportedly on its way.
As a refresher, the Moto M includes a serviceable 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 display, 3 or 4 gigs of RAM and MediaTek's 2.2 GHz Helio P15 SoC. There's a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with PDAF and dual-tone LED flash, along with an 8-megapixel selfie snapper. For storage, there's either 32 or 64 GB of ROM on board, though each configuration can be bolstered by up to 256 GB courtesy of the microSD slot. There's also a 3050 mAh battery, which is sizable enough for a middling handset.
While the Moto M hasn't been officially released in the United States, it's worth noting that the unlocked version offered in the UAE running stock Android (model XT1664) is compatible with U.S. carriers.
There's no word on precisely when Android 7.0 will reach the Moto M but we'll have further info as it arrives, so stay tuned.
source: Tech Updates